Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 667 747 659
Rank change year-on-year +80 -88 -36
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 175 139 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 0.73% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 86 119
UK median daily rate £463 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.82% -16.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £336 £246 £268
90th Percentile £575 £520 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £300 £356
% change year-on-year +58.33% -15.79% -8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
UK median hourly rate £34.51 £47.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.57% +88.00% -52.38%
10th Percentile £28.50 £38.60 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £47.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.06% +88.00% -56.52%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,195 19,032 18,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 18.94% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,360 11,378 11,404
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £265 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 810 862 937
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.91 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.53% -16.98% -0.68%
10th Percentile £12.99 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +78 161 £463 +23.33% 12
UK excluding London +77 139 £475 +58.33% 10
South West +17 49 £431 -
South East +15 32 £475 +25.00% 1
London +15 31 £438 +9.38% 2
Midlands +24 19 £525 +81.03% 2
West Midlands +19 17 £525 +81.03% 1
North of England +27 14 £440 +57.14% 7
East of England +7 14 £450 +46.34%
Scotland +20 10 £500 +81.82%
North West +23 7 £440 +76.00% 4
Yorkshire +19 6 £450 +15.38% 3
East Midlands +25 2 £550 -12.00% 1
North East +18 1 £400 +42.86%
Wales +7 1 £550 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 175 (100.00%) VMware
2 126 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (58.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (52.57%) Windows
4 92 (52.57%) MCSE
5 87 (49.71%) Microsoft
6 75 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (42.29%) Cisco
8 67 (38.29%) Security Cleared
9 58 (33.14%) CCNA
10 55 (31.43%) SC Cleared
11 51 (29.14%) Windows Server
12 48 (27.43%) vCenter Server
13 47 (26.86%) Data Centre
14 43 (24.57%) Active Directory
14 43 (24.57%) MCSA
15 42 (24.00%) vSphere
16 40 (22.86%) Firewall
17 38 (21.71%) VCP6
18 33 (18.86%) VMware NSX
19 32 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 32 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (18.29%) VMware ESXi
19 32 (18.29%) PowerShell
20 31 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
21 29 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (16.57%) ITIL
22 28 (16.00%) CCNP
23 27 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
24 26 (14.86%) DV Cleared

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.14%) Confluence
2 15 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.86%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.14%) IIS
6 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (14.29%) Office 365
3 24 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.14%) IaaS
5 7 (4.00%) PaaS
6 4 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.29%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.71%) Azure Stack
7 3 (1.71%) SaaS
8 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.57%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.86%) Firewall
2 19 (10.86%) DNS
3 16 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (9.14%) SAN
4 15 (8.57%) LAN
5 14 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (6.86%) BGP
6 12 (6.86%) DMVPN
6 12 (6.86%) Multicast
6 12 (6.86%) OSPF
6 12 (6.86%) VXLAN
6 12 (6.86%) WAN
7 11 (6.29%) DHCP
7 11 (6.29%) VSAN
8 10 (5.71%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.57%) Unified Communications
10 7 (4.00%) Internet
11 6 (3.43%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) Big Data
2 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (11.43%) JIRA
2 14 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 12 (6.86%) Military
2 10 (5.71%) Finance
3 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.14%) Electronics
4 2 (1.14%) French Language
4 2 (1.14%) German Language
4 2 (1.14%) Hindi Language
4 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.14%) Japanese Language
4 2 (1.14%) Korean Language
4 2 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.14%) Marketing
4 2 (1.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Russian Language
4 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.57%) Legal
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (19.43%) Consultant
2 26 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (12.57%) VMware Engineer
4 19 (10.86%) Server Engineer
4 19 (10.86%) VMware Consultant
5 15 (8.57%) Network Engineer
6 14 (8.00%) Architect
6 14 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) Senior Server Engineer
8 10 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.57%) Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) PowerShell Engineer
11 7 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (4.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) Spine.js
2 9 (5.14%) REST
3 2 (1.14%) Django
3 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 1 (0.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (26.86%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.29%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.00%) Clustering
4 6 (3.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (2.86%) BYOD
5 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.86%) PKI
6 4 (2.29%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.29%) Replication
7 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 92 (52.57%) Windows
2 51 (29.14%) Windows Server
3 31 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (10.86%) Linux
5 13 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.14%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.29%) Solaris
8 4 (2.29%) SUSE
8 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.14%) Android
9 2 (1.14%) CentOS
9 2 (1.14%) Unix
9 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.57%) VMS
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.57%) ITIL
3 27 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (13.71%) NsoIT
5 23 (13.14%) Network Virtualisation
6 22 (12.57%) Computer Science
7 20 (11.43%) Infrastructure Automation
8 18 (10.29%) Deployment Automation
8 18 (10.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 18 (10.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 18 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 13 (7.43%) ITIL V3
9 13 (7.43%) Mentoring
10 12 (6.86%) Migration
10 12 (6.86%) Network Architecture
11 11 (6.29%) DevOps
11 11 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (5.71%) Business Development
12 10 (5.71%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.29%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.86%) JavaScript
2 12 (6.86%) SQL
3 2 (1.14%) C
3 2 (1.14%) Python
3 2 (1.14%) VBScript
4 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 102 (58.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (52.57%) MCSE
3 75 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (38.29%) Security Cleared
5 58 (33.14%) CCNA
6 55 (31.43%) SC Cleared
7 43 (24.57%) MCSA
8 38 (21.71%) VCP6
9 28 (16.00%) CCNP
10 26 (14.86%) DV Cleared
11 22 (12.57%) VCAP
12 16 (9.14%) VCP5
13 15 (8.57%) Degree
14 13 (7.43%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (5.71%) CCA
15 10 (5.71%) MCITP
16 9 (5.14%) OCA
16 9 (5.14%) Oracle Certification
17 8 (4.57%) Chartered Engineer
18 7 (4.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 126 (72.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (24.57%) Active Directory
3 42 (24.00%) vSphere
4 33 (18.86%) VMware NSX
5 32 (18.29%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (12.00%) Hyper-V
7 13 (7.43%) vCloud
8 10 (5.71%) XenApp
9 7 (4.00%) XenDesktop
10 6 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (2.29%) NFS
12 3 (1.71%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.14%) Docker
13 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.57%) KVM
14 1 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 48 (27.43%) vCenter Server
2 24 (13.71%) vRealize
3 20 (11.43%) PowerCLI
4 18 (10.29%) SCCM
5 15 (8.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 11 (6.29%) SCOM
7 9 (5.14%) NetBackup
8 7 (4.00%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (2.29%) Ansible
10 4 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.29%) PaperCut
10 4 (2.29%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.71%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.71%) WSUS
12 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
12 2 (1.14%) systemd
12 2 (1.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 175 (100.00%) VMware
2 87 (49.71%) Microsoft
3 74 (42.29%) Cisco
4 23 (13.14%) Citrix
5 20 (11.43%) HP
6 17 (9.71%) NetApp
7 16 (9.14%) Dell
7 16 (9.14%) EMC
8 15 (8.57%) Oracle
9 14 (8.00%) Atlassian
10 10 (5.71%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.57%) Juniper
12 6 (3.43%) CommVault
12 6 (3.43%) Computacenter
13 5 (2.86%) Intel
13 5 (2.86%) Polycom
13 5 (2.86%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.29%) F5
14 4 (2.29%) Veeam
14 4 (2.29%) WatchGuard